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Verizon Communications Debt-to-Equity

: 2.38 (As of Jun. 2019)
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Verizon Communications's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 was USD 11,927 Mil. Verizon Communications's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 was USD 122,852 Mil. Verizon Communications's Total Stockholders Equity for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 was USD 56,582 Mil. Verizon Communications's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 was 2.38.

A high debt to equity ratio generally means that a company has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This can result in volatile earnings as a result of the additional interest expense.

NYSE:VZ' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62   Max: 12.14
Current: 2.38

0.62
12.14

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-Equity Ratio of Verizon Communications was 12.14. The lowest was 0.62. And the median was 1.42.

NYSE:VZ's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
89% of the 401 Companies
in the Communication Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. NYSE:VZ: 2.38 )

Verizon Communications Debt-to-Equity Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Verizon Communications Annual Data
Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Debt-to-Equity Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9.21 6.68 4.80 2.72 2.13

Verizon Communications Quarterly Data
Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19
Debt-to-Equity Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.20 2.07 2.13 2.43 2.38

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Verizon Communications Debt-to-Equity Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Verizon Communications's Debt-to-Equity falls into.



Verizon Communications Debt-to-Equity Calculation

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

Verizon Communications's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

Verizon Communications's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 is calculated as

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Verizon Communications  (NYSE:VZ) Debt-to-Equity Explanation

In the calculation of Debt to Equity, we use the total of Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by Total Stockholders Equity. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


Be Aware

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the leverage ratio when investing in high ROE % companies.


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